Wednesday Afternoon One-liners

GraphicThe Air Force has launched the third volume of “Veterans in Blue,” formerly known as “Pioneers in Blue,” which offers 19 stories of service and heroism at war.

The Army continue to honor their veterans as three former soldiers assigned to the Keller Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Unit, were presented Purple Heart medals Thursday, during a Warrior Care Month banquet.

“For the first time, I think ever, we have a very good security situation here,” said Sgt. Maj. Keith Coombs, 1st Battalion sergeant major, speaking about the Afghan National Security Forces. After seven long months, the Marines and sailors of  1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, will soon return home from Sangin, Afghanistan.

“This ship, and the others in its class, will be imperative to MSC’s role in supporting Navy and Marine Corps warfighters worldwide,” said Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, speaking about the Navy’s first Mobile Landing Platform ship after it completed its first float out operation.

Agreements reached during the latest meeting of top U.S. and Australian officials at the 2012 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations today will further cooperation between the nations’ military forces and expand capabilities related to the frontier of space.

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